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Oracle Instant Database Clones That Use IntelliSnap with Block-Level Backup

Oracle Active Database Copy Management uses IntelliSnap to create a volume copy of the data that you can then use to recreate the data.

Configure an Oracle client for IntelliSnap and block-level backup, create a snapshot and backup copy for the database and then create one subclient for the data and one subclient for the logs.

The procedure flow is:

  • Perform a forever incremental backup of the database.
  • After the backup is complete, the Commvault software creates a snapshot copy of the backup. The snapshot copy can act as the primary copy.
  • You can manually run a backup copy job, or configure the Commvault software to run a backup copy job after the backup completes.

    This operation copies the snapshot to the media and provides an additional standby copy.

  • Create the clone

Before You Begin

  1. Install one of the following database patches:
    • If the Oracle database version is 11.2.0.3.0, 11.2.0.3.1, or 11.2.0.3.2, install Oracle patch 13366202 or the latest Oracle 11gR2 Patch Set Update on the destination database.
    • If the Oracle database version is Oracle 12c, you install at a minimum, Oracle version 12.1.0.2 with patch 19404068.
  2. If you have not done so already, install the Oracle Agent.
  3. Select and configure the IntelliSnap array.
  4. Configure the Oracle client for IntelliSnap.
  5. If you have not done so already, configure a storage policy for the database.
  6. If you have not done so already, configure a storage policy for the logs.
  7. Create a separate schedule for:
    • The incremental database backups
    • The log backups - Use an automatic log backup schedule for the log backups.

      For information on how to configure an automatic schedule, see Creating an Automatic Schedule for Database Log Backups.

    • The synthetic full database backups

      Synthetic full backups are typically performed on a weekly or monthly basis.

  8. Create a snapshot copy for the database.
  9. Configure a backup copy for the database.
  10. Create an Oracle instance.
  11. Create an Oracle subclient for a production database snapshot. Have the subclient use IntelliSnap with block-level backup. For more information, see Configuring Oracle Subclients That Use IntelliSnap with Block-Level Backup.
  12. Create a subclient for the logs.

Procedure

  1. Perform forever incremental backups.
  2. If you did not configure the software to create a backup copy, run a backup copy job. For more information, see Configuring Offline Backup Copy for IntelliSnap Backup.
  3. Create the clone.

Last modified: 6/12/2019 8:25:44 PM